Friday, July 15, 2022

Balloon Bouquet -- For Dies R Us Challenges

 July 15-- and it's the start of a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges.   The theme is Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

We card makers make a lot of cards in a year, but I think the one I make the most of is birthday cards.  I'm always needing one!  So, for today's challenge, I have -- you guessed it!- a birthday card:

I made this card for my 33 year nephew.  Even at his age, all he wants is the $ inside!  But, I still like him to know he's loved, so a handmade card he gets!

This uses a die from Crafter's Companion called 'Balloon Bouquet'.  It's a great paper piecing die!

The sentiment and die cut are from Hero Arts.  It's part of a set called Sentiments XL. I embossed it with navy blue embossing powder by Nuvo.  The sequins are also by Nuvo.

I broke my knee last week, and I need to get it elevated and use some ice.  So, this post is short!  I do hope you can join us these next 2 weeks at Dies R Us Challenges.

Friday, July 1, 2022

A Star is Born -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

Happy July everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog. 

A new challenge starts  today in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group. The theme this month is 'Holidays'.  Here in the US, that phrase is associated with Christmas.  In other parts of the world, it's associated with vacations.  So, use any twist you want!  As long as you use an All Dressed Up Stamps image, and can explain your choice, you are good to go! 

My interpretation of Holidays is Christmas.  I colored one of my favorite All Dressed Up Stamps images,  coloring A Star is Born with watercolors.

That little sheep just melts my heart!  I think this is such a sweet image!  I used some foiled snowflake paper from Crafter's Companion, and some silver foil paper behind the image. I also found some foiled stamp stickers in my stash.

The Holidays challenge will run all month.  Join us in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group

Christmas with the Cuties -- AT Christmas
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image

Bold Butterfly -- for Dies R Us Challenges

It's July!  I'm having trouble getting my head around that!  For all my Canadian friends, happy Canada Day!

It's July!  That means it's time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges.  The challenge will run for 2 weeks.  This month, the theme is Anything Goes.  Easy peasy!  Just use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store, and link up! 

I love butterflies!  I like big, bold, make an impact on a card butterflies!  I think this Pink & Main 3-part die does just that:

This card uses the Bold Butterfly Panels A, B, and C from Pink & Main.  They are sized to perfectly fit an A2 sized card.  The card also uses a Hero Arts stamp and die set called Sentiments XL. 

I hope you join us the Dies R Us challenge!  Remember, it's anything goes, as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

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